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Flying to UK tonight via Zurich - duty free (quick answer?)

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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:33
Hi, am flying to Manchester this evening via Zurich, my Mother in Law tells me that I can't buy duty free at Dubai and then take it to my destination .... can I? Thanks very much in advance as was going to get my dad an early Christmas prezzie x
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:36
of course you can. Why on earth would you not be able to.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:36
We've been doing it for years but you can ask at Duty Free, they know the rules. Have fun, it's going to be pretty arctic in the UK this weekend
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:37
MinL told me she couldn't when she did it last year as she was transiting through ... glad I checked! Will double check at DXB tonight - thanks mrswhippy!
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:38
We've been doing it for years but you can ask at Duty Free, they know the rules. Have fun, it's going to be pretty arctic in the UK this weekend Thanks ShellFC .... got me boots on already (sweating cobs!)
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:40
Don't buy alcohol at Zurich Duty-Free, cheaper in English supermarkets.. Not sure about other stuff..
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:41
If she was transiting through Dubai that may be a different kettle of fish and she may have already got her allowance..... I have previously bought Duty free out here when transiting via Heathrow going towards spain and that was no problem.
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:43
thanks all for the tips and advice - bon voyage!
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:45
thanks all for the tips and advice - bon voyage! Have a safe flight
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 21:46
enjoy! Don't think of EW while you are away!
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 22:24
Hope it's not too late but as far as I'm aware you can't buy duty-free in Dubai flying via Zurich to the UK. There are duty-free shops in Zurich but they are expensive so they aren't really worth it. We flew Dubai-Zurich-Dublin in April this year...
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 22:52
What I meant is that if you aren't on a direct flight you can't transfer your duty-free (liquid) shopping as you have to go through another security check. And Zurich duty-free is not cheap.
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 23:07
I think there's a problem with liquids on a transfer flight, but best to ask at the airport. Now if you like dark chocolate you need to stop at Sprüngli in Zurich airport, possibly the best dark chocolate (fresh truffles and plain bars) in the world.
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 23:43
I asked at the airport duty free and no, only 100mls! Ah well Manchester may have some offers as I come through they sometimes do, thanks as always
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 25 October 2012 - 23:58
Don't forget your vanilla essence on your return flight :)
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 26 October 2012 - 00:04
Simples have enough to sink a battle ship, bulk order from Costco last time FinL came!
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 13 November 2012 - 19:17
update: going to Zurich from DXB - no way only 100mls allowed, on return back from Manchester no problem, they sealed the bag and it went through the x-ray machine at Zurich, they just asked when I bought it, the receipt was in the clear sealed bag, no problem - one bottle of lovely champagne ready for Christmas. Don't understand why they can't seal the bag in DXB ......
 

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